Biodiversity Events

Madagascar Action Plan 2007-2012: A Bold and Exciting Vision for Rapid Development

February 05, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The goal of the 2007-2012 Madagascar Action Plan (MAP) is to "fight against poverty and to improve the economy," announces Madagascar's Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries Marius Ratolojanahary at the Wilson Center.
Webcast

Infrastructure Integration and Environmental Preservation in the Amazon

January 16, 2008 // 11:00am4:30pm
Brazil Institute
The Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America is meant to forge links between South American countries by integrating the transportation, energy, and telecommunications sectors. The full environmental and social impacts of IIRSA investments should be weighed against the need to promote the continent's economic development and reduce poverty.
Webcast

Book Discussion: People on the Move: Reducing the Impact of Human Migration on Biodiversity

October 10, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts discuss the relationship between migration and biodiversity. Drawing on case studies in the Galápagos Islands and Brazil, they offer recommendations for mitigating migration's impact on the environment.
Webcast

Examining Environmental Links to Peace and Conflict in Sudan: The UN Environment Programme's Sudan Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

September 21, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Efforts to end the ongoing violence in Darfur and build on the 2005 peace agreement must consider how environmental problems such as deforestation, drought, and desertification affect the balance between peace and conflict.

Book Launch: Walking the Forest with Chico Mendes, by Gomercindo Rodrigues

September 12, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
Gomercindo Rodrigues, a lawyer and activist, presents a rare and personal primary account of Chico Mendes' life and the struggle for justice in the Amazon.
Webcast

The State of the World's Population: Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth

June 27, 2007 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Is urbanization really bad?, asks George Martine, lead author of the UN Population Fund's recent report.
Webcast

Creating the Enabling Environment for Effective Fisheries Enforcement

April 10, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Marking the fifth in ECSP's series on fisheries management, this event explores the ways in which poor enforcement and governance enable overfishing, the importance of good policy for fisheries management, and different approaches to effective and sustained enforcement.

Reception: Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation Exhibition

April 03, 2007 // 5:30pm7:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Environmental issues have played a part in some of world's worst conflicts, but they can also help build peace. These issues are the focus of a multimedia exhibit created by Berlin's Adelphi Research.
Webcast

Globalized Trade and the Macroeconomics of Capture Fisheries

February 22, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The fourth event in ECSP's seven-part series on fisheries, the meeting examines the forces behind increasing demand for and trade of fisheries products, and identifies the key trends in trade law, subsidies, tariffs, and other marketplace measures that are negatively impacting global fish stocks, developing world economies, and the environment.
Webcast

Growing Demand and Local Communities: The Socio-Economics of Capture Fisheries

January 25, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The third meeting in ECSP's fisheries series addresses the economic and ecological impacts of declining stocks in capture fisheries, and the ways in which to reduce small-scale fishers' vulnerability.

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